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Tibet Airlines to take off next year

The first airline to be based in Tibet will launch its first domestic flights from the remote Himalayan region in the middle of next year, China’s media reported on Tuesday.

Tibet Airlines will operate flights within Tibet and link its capital Lhasa with other major cities across China, the China Daily said.

China’s civil aviation authorities approved the airline in March as it tries to boost tourism in Tibet by speeding up transportation between cities in the region.

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